The Cruel & Curious Sea II

The Cruel & Curious Sea II

26th & 27th September 2014

5:30pm – 9:30pm
Stowe Barton, Cornwall, EX23 9JW

In association with:
Finisterre | Harbour Brewing Co | Dan Fear design

Hickory Nines and the National Trust once again host this popular art & photography spectacle that has a disquieting twist…

The Cruel & Curious Sea exhibition returns on the 26th & 27th of September, to the atmospheric 18th century stone barns of Stowe Barton, high above the rocky foreshores of Duckpool beach in North Cornwall, home to a plethora of myths and legends of wreckers, mermaids, lost sailors and lost souls…

Timed to coincide with the fading light over these two evenings on the last weekend of September, the show will once again feature a carefully picked selection of artists – some new, some returning – and all subjectively embracing the theme of the oft neglected realism of a life lived by & upon the tempestuous Atlantic.

As well as new artists and new areas, this year also sees the introduction of a Rum & Ale bar, ‘Bean Surfing’ coffee and fresh Seafood Chowder to warm the cockles of visiting folk.

The inaugural event in 2013 was a huge success, and reached capacity on both evenings. This year the opening times have been slightly extended to accommodate.

Once more the show aims to be an antidote to the over-saturated, frivolous seaside vistas found in postcards and paintings throughout our coastal communities; to provide a small but fitting tribute to the myth, murk and mystery, the long & tall tales, and the contemporary curios of this wild, ever-present and ever-precarious ocean.
Artists exhibiting include:

Andrew Wightman

Dan Fear

Daniel Scott

Danni Bradford

Golden Bear

Hana Backland

Hannah Wheeler

Ig Wilkinson


Jeff Sacree

Karl Mackie

Lee Robertson

Lisa Reading

Martin Dorey

Neil Stewart

Nicole Heidaripour

Paul Broomfield

Rachael Jenkins

Rich McGonigal

Robbie Jones

Roo Sheppard

Sue Read

& more.

26th & 27th September 2014 | 5:30pm – 9:30pm FREE ENTRY (donations appreciated)

Stowe Barton, Nr Bude, Cornwall, EX23 9JW


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